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Casino Library / Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library


    Births Deaths Marriages



NSW BDM Indexes online:


RYSON INDEX: Death & Burial NoticesThe Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.


   NSW Cemeteries



NSW - Australian Cemeteries Index HEADSTONE PHOTOGRAPHS great site


NSW - Australian Cemeteries (all states) great site :


Rookwood cemetery Independant section new website where you can search for burial records. The burials are for Uniting, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Wesleyan and Orthodox churches.


Tweed Heads cemetery Names found  in the cemeteries of Tweed Head Collated by Beverley Lee also look at


NSW Southern Highlands Cemetery and grave register CLICK on place names :

Berrima, Berrima General Cemetery
Big Hill, Big Hill Cemetery
Bong Bong, Bong Bong Presbyterian Cemetery
Bowral, Bowral General Cemetery
Bowral, Burradoo Wesleyan Cemetery
Bowral, St Simon & St Judes Anglican Cemetery

Bundanoon, Bundanoon General Cemetery
Bundanoon, Bundanoon Uniting Cemetery
Bundanoon, Holy Trinity Cemetery
Burrawang, Burrawang General Cemetery
Burrawang, St Peters Catholic Cemetery
East Kangaloon, East Kangaloon Cemetery
High Range, High Range Cemetery
Joadja, Joadja Cemetery
Kangaloon, Kangaloon Uniting Cemetery
Lower Mittagong, Lower Mittagong & Marist Bros
  Catholic Cemetery

Mittagong, Rowes Hill Cemetery
Moss Vale, Moss Vale General Cemetery NEW
Myra Vale, Myra Vale Cemetery
Penrose, Penrose General Cemetery
Robertson, Robertson General Cemetery
Sutton Forest, All Saints Anglican Cemetery
Sutton Forest, St Patricks Catholic Cemetery
Tallong, Tallong Cemetery
Upper Mittagong, Glenquarry Cemetery
Welby, Welby General Cemetery



Hawkesbury Cemetery grave register OR Click on places below:

Cattai, Lone Grave of William Daley on "Rose Farm"
Cattai, Robert's Family Cemetery on "Bridge Farm"
Central Macdonald,  General Cemetery on the Macdonald River
Central MacDonald, St Jude's Cemetery
Colo, Lone Grave of Charles Whatley 

Ebenezer, Ebenezer Cemetery
Greengrove, Lone Grave of John Donovan
Greengrove, St Peter's Cemetery
Hornsby, The Old Man's Valley Cemetery
Higher Macdonald, Biggers Family Cemetery
Kurrajong, Comleroy Road Cemetery
Kurrajong, St Gregory's Catholic Cemetery
Kurrajong Heights, St David's Cemetery
Kurrajong Heights, St James Cemetery
Leets Vale, Chaseling Family Cemetery
Lower Portland, Brown's Cemetery
Lower Portland, General Cemetery
Lower Portland, Half Moon Farm Cemetery
Lower Portland, Turnbull Family Cemetery
McGraths Hill, McGraths Hill Cemetery
Maroota, Lone Grave of Thomas McFarlane
Mooney Mooney, Lone Grave of Frances Peat
Mount Tootie, Lone Grave of Frederick Ashwell
North Richmond, St Phillips Cemetery
North Richmond, Bell Family Vault on "Nepean Stud Farm"
Pitt Town, Pitt Town Cemetery
Pitt Town, Scots Church Churchyard

Pitt Town, St James Churchyard
Richmond, Richmond Presbyterian Cemetery NEW
Richmond, Richmond War Cemetery
Rouse Hill, Lone Grave of unknown
Rouse Hill, Rouse Hill Cemetery
Sackville Reach, St Thomas Cemetery
Sackville North, Sackville Cemetery
Spencer, Holy Trinity Cemetery
St Albans, Bailey's Family Cemetery on "The Glen"
St Albans, Lone Grave of John Anthony Fernance
St Albans, Lone Grave of Susannah and Joseph Fernance
St Albans, Walters Family Cemetery

Upper Colo, Gosper Family Cemetery on "Mount Ward"
Upper Colo, Upper Colo Cemetery
Upper Mangrove Creek, St Thomas Cemetery
Upper Macdonald, Bailey's Family Cemetery on "Clyde Farm"
Wilberforce, Hawkesbury Pioneer Village Cemetery
Wilberforce, St Johns Churchyard (Howorth Grave)
Wilberforce, Wilberforce Cemetery
Windsor, St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery PARTIAL
Windsor, Windsor Catholic Cemetery
Windsor, Windsor Presbyterian Cemetery
Wisemans Ferry, Lone Grave of unknown

   Colonial Secretary



Colonial Secretary Corrospondence  -  Valuable source of information and history about the Colony and the State of NSW. It is now available online (including a searchable database of the Main Series of Letters Received, 1826-1982) 





 Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858-1933


 City of Sydney Sands Directory      


1872 Grevilles PO Directory





NSW Divorce Index 873 - 1930 covers the years 1873-1923. There are over 20,000 entries covering a 50 year period. Entries for the letters F G H and I for the years 1897-1903 are missing. These entries will be added to the index shortly.


   Electoral Rolls etc



Sydney Streets & Electoral Rolls 1903-1984


Australian electoral rolls various years (Pay site)  free to members of Casino Family Hist Group at research room


   Firms (Firms registered NSW & Persons in business)



Owners of Firms Registered under the NSW Firms Act 1902 on going  index first of 24 volumes,  contains name of firm, nature and place of business, date of registration and persons carrying on the business.





FreeMasons NSW & ACT


   Gaols NSW



NSW Index to Gaol Photograph description  books listing prisoners from the following gaols htttp:// 

Albury (1876-1929)  

Armidale (1894-1915)

Bathurst (1874-1930)

Berrima (1883-1888)

Biloela (1885-1906)

Broken Hill (1904-1929)

Darlinghurst (1869-1914

Deniliquin (1895-1929)

Dubbo (1889-1920)

Goulburn (1884-1930)

Grafton (1894-1929)

Maitland (1885-1898)

Parramatta (1881-1930)

State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay

Trial Bay (1892-1901)

Young Gaol (1894-1920)


   NSW Immigration / Shipping Indexes



 NSW State Records - use this link for searching the Indexes below:

Assisted Immigrants arriving in Sydney, Newcastle, Moreton Bay and Port Phillip. The index covers:

Assisted (Bounty) Immigrants, 1828-42

Miscellaneous Immigrants 1828-43

Ships' Musters, 1816-25  lists both passengers and crew departing from Sydney.

Unassisted Immigrants 1842-55

Unassisted passenger and crew arrivals, 1854-1900


National Archives of Australia - post 1923 immigration records


NSW Emigration Schemes:


Mariners & Ships in Australian Waters:

          Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and

          one passenger, and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats; barques; brigs; large steam ships; whaling

          voyages; regular coastal passenger trips; voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotics.


   Intestate Papers  NSW



NSW Intestate Estate Case Papers 1821 - 1910





New South Wales State Records has the following indexes etc dealing with LAND Colonial Secretary's Letters relating to Land T1826-56.

Court of Claims relating to Land, 1833-1835 This index will be of interest to local and family historians researching early or disputed land ownership.

Depasturing Licenses, 1837-46 and 1851  Licences permitted settlers to graze stock on Crown Lands "beyond the limits of location". The "limits of location" refer to the nineteen counties of settled area extending from Sydney.

Registers of land grants and leases, 1792-1865 The Index to registers of land grants and leases, 1792-1865.

Surveyors' Field Books, 1794-1860 The index records surveyor's name, date and locality.

Surveyors' Letters, 1822-55 These are letters received from surveyors, mostly relating to matters such as the survey description of farms, reserves, churches, schools, rivers and mountain ranges, or forwarding tracings and plans of these after survey.





Barnardo Children  For anyone researching these children this site is worth looking at.





NSW Naturalization, 1834-1903 Name search for non-British subjects wishing to own land or vote in NSW.


NSW Naturalization Certificates 1834-1903





Digitised Australian Newspapers - TROVE (great site)


Sydney Morning Herald 1955-1990 now digitised and available online contains everything in the papers of the day. Browse and search the archive for FREE-although you must purchase a subscription to view the articles in full.


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